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Zimbabwe’s Bennett wants terrorism charges dropped

Lawyers for Roy Bennett asked the Zimbabwe High Court on Monday to drop terrorism charges against him in a trial which has raised tension in Harare.

Floods displace 300 000 people in Uganda

More than 300 000 people have been displaced by floods in eastern Uganda, a Cabinet minister said on Monday.

Cellphones the latest tool in Africa’s fight against HIV

Cellphones may become a key weapon in the war against HIV/Aids in Africa, allowing counsellors to reach greater numbers of people.

Nigeria sends in troops after massacre kills 500

Nigeria sent in troops to the northern Jos region on Monday after attacks by gangs on Christian villages that officials say killed 500 people.

Tsvangirai urges peace force for next Zim poll

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai says Zimbabwe should invite a peacekeeping force to ensure that its next national election is free and fair.

Security forces on high alert after Nigeria massacre

Nigeria has put security forces on alert to prevent reprisal attacks after clashes near the city of Jos which may have left more than 300 people dead.

More than 200 dead in Nigeria violence

More than 200 bodies -- many of them women and children -- lay in the streets of a Nigerian town after a renewed spate of Christian-Muslim violence.

Burden of Aids for Zimbabwe’s women

Since testing positive for HIV six years ago, Cecilia Chinhamo has endured a torrent of verbal abuse from her husband.

US: Arms-embargo violations hurt Darfur peace effort

US ambassador Susan Rice warned on Thursday that "blatant disregard" of a UN arms embargo in Darfur are undermining peace efforts.

Thousands evacuated after Uganda landslide

Tens of thousands of Ugandans were to be moved on Friday from hilly regions in the east of the country after a deadly landslide.

Swapo wins again

Hopes by nine Namibian opposition parties to force an annulment of last year's November election were dashed on Thursday.

Recovery rattled

Indigenisation has seriously nailed Zimbabwe's financial markets. Jason Moyo reports.

Ugandan villagers search for relatives after landslide

Grieving villagers in eastern Uganda dug through the night and moved tonnes of mud in the hope of finding relatives buried by a huge landslide.

Rescue teams begin work on Uganda landslide site

UN relief teams were on Thursday to begin their rescue effort in a remote region of Uganda, three days after a landslide left 80 dead and 300 missing.

Kenya leaders accused of fuelling post-election violence

Kenyan political leaders organised and financed post-election attacks against civilians in 2008, the ICC prosecutor told judges on Wednesday.

Darfur rebels threaten to quit peace talks

Darfur's strongest rebel group on Wednesday threatened to walk out of new peace talks with Sudan's government.

Eighty people killed in Uganda mudslides

At least 80 people died and 400 were missing after a landslide swept away entire villages in eastern Uganda, the Ugandan Red Cross said on Wednesday.

Zim journalist detained for third time in five weeks

A freelance Zimbabwean photojournalist was released on Tuesday after spending a night in police cells for filming prisoners outside a court.

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